On Wednesday evening, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis visited a gravely ill Art Modell at Johns Hopkins Hospital and returned the favor. As teammates Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed and Ravens coach John Harbaugh surrounded Modell
The new Ravens owner was sitting on stage at the Inner Harbor, and looking quite uncomfortable. On Nov. 6, 1995, Art Modell announced that he was moving the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore, and while local politicians couldn't hide their enthusiasm, Modell appeared embarrassed.
Art Modell forever will be known as the man who took the Browns out of Cleveland, but his legacy as one of the NFL's most influential personalities extends far beyond state lines. As an old-guard owner, he helped pour the foundation for today's game and presided over a host of landmark events.
So far, Paul Kruger hasn¿t done anything to disappoint observers. The outside linebacker dove and tipped a pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor to rookie wide receiver Deonte Thompson. On the very next play, Kruger sacked Taylor. Kruger then sacked Flacco twice.
Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, who is due to be inducted in the team's Ring of Honor late next month, was arrested and charged with child abandonment Tuesday night, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Modell was the owner of the team when the Ravens moved from Cleveland to Baltimore for the 1996 season, and he wanted the training camp at then Western Maryland College to re-connect with fans, especially those from the old Baltimore Colts days. The general public is not invited to attend practices because there isn't parking to fit that need. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh also wanted more control over his team instead of having to move from location to location in Westminster.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's guests in the city's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included a small circle of city employees, prominent business leaders, donors to her campaign, and several family members, documents show.
Now in his eighth season as majority owner of the Ravens, Steve Bisciotti presides over one of the NFL's model organizations. But is he running out of time to win a championship with the current version of the team?
Saturday was the fifth incarnation of the Modell family's holiday celebration for the residents of St. Vincent Villa, a facility run by Catholic Charities that serves children with emotional and behavioral problems stem from mental health conditions and aids children who have suffered from abuse and neglect.
The Ravens are wary of the Texans even though two of their best players are sidelined. ... The Ravens are anxious to see how Derrick Mason fits in with the Texans on Sunday. ... Michael Oher's little brother, Sean Tuohy Jr., got a basketball scholarship at Loyola University. ... Patricia Modell, a former actress and the wife of former Ravens owner Art Modell, died on Wednesday. ... Orioles director of amateur scouting Joe Jordan is leaving the organization to become Philadelphia's director of player development. ... The Orioles have put together a list of GM candidates. ... Mark Turgeon is happy to have freshman Nick Faust, a City graduate, in a Maryland uniform. ... Randy Edsall still won't name a starting quarterback for Saturday.
Robert Andino hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Red Sox on Wednesday night. Fewer than five minutes later, down in St. Petersburg, Evan Longoria hit a walk-off home run to officially knock Boston out of the playoffs.
We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun, and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday." Ed Reed has been a popular topic the past 24 hours. One reason is that he said he wants to retire as a member of the Ravens.
Last Thursday, the topic in this space was the worst moment in Ravens history. We got more than 2,000 votes -- thanks for that -- and 56 percent of you picked the three painful playoff losses to Pittsburgh. Let¿s go with a rosier topic this time around: What has been the greatest moment in franchise history to date?
With Sunday's four-set win over Roger Federer in the French Open finals, Rafael Nadal equalled Bjorn Borg's record for Roland Garros men's singles crowns. ... Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie made plenty of mistakes Sunday, and the Blue Jays made him pay early and often in the 7-4 loss. ... It looks like Chris Jakubauskas, who threw two scoreless innings of relief on Friday, will start for the Orioles on Tuesday. ... Dan Klein, arguably the best pitching prospect in the Orioles farm system, has been shut down with a shoulder injury. ... With Monday's amateur draft looming, the Orioles are waiting for the potential multimillion-dollar dominoes to fall.